That had to hurt… royally! And that poor car! Back as a teenager, I had a friend who had a 67 Chevelle Super Sport. It had a 396 Cu. " engine, Holly carb., dual Thrush mufflers, 4 on the floor. You could pop a wheelie with it if it wasn’t for that darned truck and rear bumper. Actually, you could lift the front end off the ground with a couple of on-off-and on the gas pedal hard. We hit a 3’/1 m. high wall of frozen snow and ice at a tee intersection doing 75 mph/120 kph. Bounced up into the air. Pushed the front bumper into the front tires, blowing both. The grill into the fan and the fan shoved against the engine which lifted a little and push the air filter through the hood. I was in the back seat with 2 guys. The passenger in the front was supposed to be watching for the flashing red light at the end of the road and he fell asleep. The driver had his head practically out the window watching the white line along the side of the road - it was real foggy out that night. I happened to look up, saw the light and yelled. The driver locked up the brakes as we just got into the intersection. Too late! Would you believe some guy came along and without saying a word, started set out road fusees! That awful sulfur smell and smoke just sat there in the fog, making everything worse. I was the only one who got hurt - a small scratch on my forehead from the trim on the bucket seat up front. My friend got his car fixed, raced it (winning a few trophies) and the last day he had it out for the summer, a little old lady ran a stop sign and tore a gaping hole down the entire driver’s side! He had to have a new body put on it! Those were the days… Imagine what kind of damage would happen - to both vehicle and passengers - with these new cars of today. You can’t even dance on the hoods without putting dents and wrinkles in them! (shaking my head),
In your case, at least you survived and have the arthritis to prove it.
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